EVENT – B&H University – Commercial Lease Clauses that Make You Money

The SVN | Bluestone & Hockley corporate office at 9320 SW Barbur Blvd. Suite 300, Portland, Oregon will conduct a class taught by our President and Executive Diretor Cliff Hockley,... View Article

Salem Apartment Portfolio

The property was a mixture of multi-plexes, and the Seller’s motivation was to sell the portfolio as one to simplify their exit strategy. The Buyer had to find a financial... View Article

Apartment construction is drying up. Is affordable housing measure to blame?

Portland’s apartment-building binge appears to be headed off a cliff. Applications for new housing developments have nearly ground to a halt over the past year, and there are plenty of... View Article

Review and Forecast of Apartment Marketplace for 2017-2018 for the Portland, OR Metro Area

In January of 2018, Mark and Patrick Barry (well established Portland, Oregon real estate appraisers specializing in the appraisal of apartment properties) gave the commercial real estate community (CCIM group)... View Article

Portland makes permanent rule that landlords must pay some tenants’ moving costs

Portland city commissioners made permanent on Wednesday a program that requires landlords to pay renters’ moving costs if they are evicted without cause or are forced to move because of... View Article

From Bullish To Bearish: Tips To Prepare For The Inevitable Real Estate Downturn – BisNow

It is the question often discussed among panelists at the latest industry events, the buzz passed among colleagues during coffee breaks and a factor investors are weighing heavily before making... View Article

EVENT – B&H University – The New Tax Reform Act: And What it Means for Real Estate and Your Investment

  The SVN | Bluestone & Hockley corporate office at 9320 SW Barbur Blvd. Suite 300, Portland, Oregon will host Eileen Day, CPA from Holmes and Company, LLP for a... View Article

Portland historic preservation rules get a revamp – Oregon Business

Preservationists, builders and city officials aim to reconcile the tension between new development and historic preservation.   Few issues get Portlanders riled up as much as density and demolition. Pro-density... View Article

Saving Main Street – Businessweek

Like many elected officials, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop talks a lot about the need to support small businesses. Unlike many, he’s put policies in place to help owners survive... View Article

Longtime Portland developer says next industrial frontier lies in Woodburn – Portland Business Journal

“Over time, I’ve learned rule No. 1 in real estate: follow Costco,” Specht said. “It worked on Airport Way, it’s worked in Clackamas, in Tigard, in Beaverton. It’s worked a... View Article

Tax Overhaul Is a Blow to Affordable Housing Efforts – The New York Times

“It’s the greatest shock to the affordable-housing system since the Great Recession…”   The recent tax plan marks some major cutbacks on credits for investments in affordable housing, and will... View Article

QuickFacts – A Summary of the New Tax Reform (And What it Means for Real Estate)

By: Cliff Hockley & Alicia Ross   The new federal tax codes signed into law this past December bode well for the real estate industry, overall. These improvements include lower... View Article

Year-end lull a rare sign of normalcy in housing market, but will it last? | OregonLive.com

Using his cellphone as a flashlight, Peter Jenkins poked his head into a basement crawlspace. He mentally remapped walls, looking beyond the trappings of the 1943 ranch that’s showing its... View Article

Quick-Service Restaurants Remain Attractive for Net Lease Investors | National Real Estate Investor

The restaurant tenants tend to have leases that feature 10 percent rent escalations every five years or 2 percent rent escalations annually. Steady investor demand has kept restaurant net lease cap rates... View Article

Major Apt. Developers Disclose Plans to Slow Pipelines as Multifamily Deliveries Expected to Peak Next Year – CoStar Group

Slowing Current Development Pace Could Help Avoid Overbuilding and Extend Rise in Values, Rents in Multifamily Sector In a reversal of current development trends that could help extend the run... View Article

Beware the Prepayment Penalty

By: Clifford A. Hockley, President Bluestone and Hockley Real Estate Services, Executive Director, SVN | Bluestone and Hockley   I have been counseling clients for a long time to be... View Article